Boston Micromachines gets $750k NASA contract for space imaging research
Boston Micromachines Corp., a Cambridge company specializing in adaptive optics systems, has been awarded a $750,000 contract from NASA to support the space agency’s Exoplanet Exploration program. NASA is searching for planets outside of the solar system, but that search is hindered by the constraints of space-based imaging technology. Boston Micromachines’ specialty is MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) deformable mirrors, which are used in adaptive optics systems. Such systems take corrective actions to produce high resolution images. .